Happy Monday…I’m tired

No rest for the wicked is something they say.

Kurt and I spent the last week working really hard to get settled in our new home–unpacking, organizing, cleaning, furniture shopping, and all that. I’d be lying through my teeth if I said it hasn’t been stressful at times, but all the hard work seems worth it as I look around our home. We’re definitely not there yet, but we’re close and that’s exciting.

This past week also saw fitness working it’s way up my priority list again, which I couldn’t be happier about. I’ve been back on the 10KM training plan I put myself on a few months ago and it’s been going really well. I’m incredibly sore, but I feel good.

And I got some face time with some of the most beautiful faces around. I was overdue for some catch up time with friends and that happened over a couple runs, a hike, some beers and even a bunch of cleaning supplies (bless you Megan).

This week I’m looking forward to more fitness, more friend time, and more than anything enjoying my new home.

For your eyes I got to spend some time with this woman when I was in Congo a few weeks ago. I love her story and I love my work.

For your ears Another from the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack.

For your health Since beginning my little weight loss journey two weeks ago, I’ve lost 5lbs! I’m at 151 now, so that’s cool. I knew the first 5 would come off pretty quickly as soon as I started exercising again and not eating like I was on vacation. I expect the rest to come off more slowly. I should also add here that I’m tall (5’10”), so I can take off (and put on) weight faster than someone smaller. I know that losing 5lbs in 2 weeks wouldn’t be realistic for me if I was 5 inches shorter.

For the win Last night I met up with my friend Elexa and her boyfriend Ty for a beer.  Even though she’s one of my closest friends, we hadn’t seen one another since February. We had a lot of catching up to do. She is the most positive person I’ve ever met and being her friend is awesome. Especially after a long, stressful and tiring week. She has a way of finding all the great things that I’m overlooking and bringing them to my attention loud and clear. Everyone needs an Elexa in their life. I’m certainly grateful for mine.

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